Gido van de Ven

Gido van de Ven

Research Student

Gido van de Ven graduated in Econometrics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2008, after which he completed an MA in Statistics at UC Berkeley in 2011. In this past work, Gido focused notably on time series analysis and machine learning to analyse functional MRI data. In 2011 Gido moved to the University of Oxford for an MSc in Neuroscience. In his first MSc project, he performed TMS/MEG-experiments in Dr. Kate Watkin's lab in order to study the role of the articulatory motor cortex during speech perception. For his second project, Gido joined Prof. Paul Bolam's lab to characterize neurons in the pedunculopontine nucleus using in vivo juxtacellular recording/labelling.

In October 2013, Gido joined Dr. David Dupret's group for his D.Phil. to study the dynamics of neuronal assemblies in the hippocampal formation. Gido performs multi-channel extracellular recordings to track the encoding, consolidation and retrieval of neuronal memory-traces, and he uses closed-loop optogenetic feedback to interfere with them.

For his work during this D.Phil., Gido has been awarded the Gotch Memorial Prize and the Vice-Chancellor's Fund award.

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